Posted: 8 weeks ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.
Play involves taking turns to perform one of your actions. If you roll a particular colour dice you give that camel a chance to get ahead. If you pick a betting slip you can increase your potential winnings. Or you can influence the race by cheering or booing.
There's an added complexity because the camels stack neatly on top of each other. This means that if the red camel lands on the yellow camel, the next time the yellow camel moves it takes the red camel with it. It's a simple idea that adds chances to trick and double cross other players as they attempt to get the camel they bet on to the front.
The updated version of the game in 2018 improved the artwork, game board and dice quality. It also adds some new game styles. The stand out feature is the new rogue camels that runs the race in the opposite direction to add an even greater challenge to predicting the winner.
The result is a lot of fun, with a surprising amount of depth. By paying attention to the camel movement as well as the bets that other players have made you can set in place plans to turn things around at the last moment.
The first time you play, this can help you get stated:
- Play a round with just three players.
- Highlight how points are higher for people betting sooner.
Play Time: This game will take between half an hour and 45 minutes to complete.
7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Young children can enjoy the simple camel racing premise but will need help in planning bets, acting early and taking risks on predictions before things are certain. They also need to be able to cope with other players targeting their bets by advancing other camels.
Content RatingWe rate this suitable for 3+ years-olds.
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